Monday, February 7, 2011

Scent Discriminattion Class: Week 4

Well my mom has been busy busy busy.  My friend Mumble and his mom stayed at my house a bunch of nights in the last few weeks because my mom was away for work.  But we have not missed any of our Scent Classes at the Zoom Room.  Weeks 2 & 3 we worked on the same things as Week 1 (and my mom had to sniff some stuff too) but this last week was really challenging.

First we had to sniff the boxes with the treats again and Birch and Anise and then just one scent.  We have been learning to alert when we smell the scent.  I like to paw at the box or step on in but the trainer says I have to sit - then when I sit he says I don't sniff it enough.  I'm a hound dog I don't need to take big whiff like all those girl dogs.

This week he tried to fool us.  First he put out two boxes with a scent/treat and then one with nothing.  I didn't sit at the box with nothing - so there!  Then he put a box with treats but no scent.  Again I passed it without sitting (and it had turkey hot dogs in it - my favorite).  My mom bought some stuff for us to practice at home with so we'll see how that goes. There is one little dog that is really good - she sniffs for a long time and then sits at the right box - I think the trainer wants me to sniff more but my big hound dog nose can smell it - I swear.

We are having tons of fun and I can't wait to take another class (I've already done Agility classes, Agility League and a Tricks Class).  My mom thinks an Advance Obedience class or a Therapy Dog class would be good for me since I need to learn to calm down sometimes.

1 comment:

  1. Hey Chopper, that class sounds really cool. Have fun buddy!